Another Pampanga 'ninja cop' dismissed from service: PNP

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 04 2019 10:27 AM | Updated as of Nov 04 2019 12:27 PM

Police Lt. Joven de Guzman during the senate probe on the Good Conduct Time Allowance on October 1, 2019. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Philippine National Police has dismissed another police officer linked to a controversial 2013 narcotics raid wherein millions worth of illegal drugs were allegedly recycled.

Police Lt. Joven de Guzman was earlier suspended for 2 months due to command responsibility following an anomalous drug operation in Antipolo City last May, which also involved 3 other Pampanga policemen who recycled illegal drugs.

De Guzman and the 3 others were among 13 former members of the Pampanga police accused of pilfering some 160 kilos of shabu from an operation against a suspected Chinese drug lord in 2013. 

The three were earlier sacked after they raided a house of a certain Arnold Gramaje in Antipolo without a search warrant and made it out to be a drug bust.

--Report from Zhander Cayabyab, ABS-CBN News